I am 72, on my fourth career, and don’t intend to retire any time soon! Before retiring as a local authority buildings conservation officer about seven years ago, my husband and I looked for a place that would provide a project for us both and somewhere to run courses for me. We both had minimal […]Read more
There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, as recognized by the IRS under the Section 501(c). Organizations with this designation do not pay taxes and gifts they receive are tax deductable (with the exception of 501 (c)(4), advocacy and lobbying concerns). The IRS designates most nonprofit organizations with a tax status of […]Read more
Read: Finding a Job After 50: Job Search Tips Part 1 Finding a job after 50 usually takes time. Taking the effort to get organized and establish routines and systems will ultimately speed up your process. You don’t want to get bogged down with planning. These tongue-in-cheek tips will help you develop good job search […]Read more
Although no one knows exactly where Columbus made landfall in the New World, it still was thrilling to see the likely site on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas! One of the coral reefs that we were studying was just off the beach near the monument site. We were a group of eleven Earthwatch Institute […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.